I occasionally have a browse around the internet in search of information on other BCN day boat renovations or restorations. My latest web-search came up with HEART OF GOLD built in 1897 in Birmingham, by an unknown builder.
She was originally built around 1897 as an iron open day boat, but at some time converted to a live aboard vessel. After tragically burning out in 2009, her present owner converted her back to an open working boat.
The forward 35′ is riveted iron and the rear is steel, apart from the engine hull sides, which are also original riveted construction. Unlike most ex BCN day boats, she retains a fully riveted bottom to the front section.
HEART OF GOLD can be found, according to the National Historic Ships UK website, on the K&A where she’s being used as a fuel boat. The accompanying illustrations were copied from that website.